French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, center, delivers his opening speech at the start of a conference gathering representatives of Syrian rebels, at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris, Wednes

 

              French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, center, delivers his opening speech at the start of a conference gathering representatives of Syrian rebels, at the Quai d
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, center, delivers his opening speech at the start of a conference gathering representatives of Syrian rebels, at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris, Wednesday Oct. 17, 2012. Delegates of Syrian revolutionary councils are meeting in Paris Wednesday with officials from some 20 countries to plan an expansion of a French initiative of direct aid to beleaguered rebel-held towns in Syria. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)